It’s September! This moon cycle invites you to put things in order for your optimal Self-care. ⠀⠀ Tap into your gut level wisdom. Tune into your body’s inherent intelligence and slide into sync with Nature’s rhythms. ⠀⠀ Organize your surroundings, your refrigerator, your calendar, your bank account. Establish a routine of Self-care practices and nourishing eating habits. ⠀⠀ As my mama used to say: “God is in the details.” 🕸 So get your shit together. When you intuitively embrace what sustains you, you become a more powerful force of Love. ⠀⠀ #elevenmoons
When I was younger I was told Don’t want too much. Don’t be too bold. “Little girl, the sun does not rise and set around you.” ⠀⠀ But I stood at the center of an open field. I danced under the stars. I watched the sun rise over the mountain —over me on the mountain— and I heard my soul whisper, “Like hell, it doesn’t.” ⠀⠀ You are the center of your universe. You are the creative conduit between the Earth below and the Cosmos above. Your heart is the eternal crossroads where right and left merge—where all directions converge into one all-pervasive LOVE. ⠀⠀ Your words, deeds, and reasons turn the tides and shift the seasons. You are poetry in motion. A single drop and the whole ocean. ⠀⠀ You’re the Soul Artist and the Witness. ⠀⠀ And beautiful poet—yes, little girl, I am talking to you— ⠀⠀ Your stance is... Your dance is... Your gaze is... EVERYTHING. 📷@angiebarnesphotography
MJ and I have been together for fifteen years, nine months, a few weeks, and some odd days. Most of that time has been pretty easy, but there have been moments (or months) that were down right HARD! ⠀⠀ We have struggled to communicate, failed to see each other's point of view, and generally lost our way. ⠀⠀ Through fits and starts, we have made it to the sweetest, juiciest, most connected time of our Love...so far. ⠀⠀ If you are trying to find Love but your wheel is spinning, get yourself back to your center. That's where the Love originates. ⠀⠀ Breathe, meditate, practice you...then ask your lover three questions. They will completely transform your relationship for the (oh so much!) better... ⠀⠀ More in my Soul Artist Journal at www.rrshakti.love ⠀⠀ #soulartist #yogaofconnection #LOVE #3questions #marriage #sacredunion #reallifetantra
Pachamama, near and dear. I feel you here, now. Respectfully, I stand in the place of my ancestors and elders. I am your daughter—descendant of the Earth and Sky. ⠀⠀ The people of the Andes Mountains are my brothers and sisters. Like they have done for many centuries, I invoke your fertile wisdom. ⠀⠀ As the hurricane swells and the rainforests burn, please forgive my destructive tendencies. ⠀⠀ May your image nourish my heart fire—my deepest desire to give. ⠀⠀ As Mother of the Sun and Moon, please show me where to share my creative energy and what to let go. ⠀⠀ Let it be so. 🌑 ⠀⠀ #newmoon #release #goddessgathering #soulartist
For me, right now, walking the path means listening...using my breath to create space for LOVE to come through...with everything I do. ⠀⠀ “ Walking the path. The primary goal of our Living in Alignment teacher training. Not physical prowess. Not performance, or status or competition. Rather, understanding. Connection. Speaking what has resonated deeply within you. Showing up in your life in service to your highest good and in service to others. ⠀⠀ What does walking the path mean to you?” —Keri Bergeron www.livinginalignment.yoga ⠀⠀ #yogaontheinside #constantpractice #practicethatpermeates #community #honesty #livinginalignment 📷@JoshuaStevenson
Join me tomorrow 9-10:15 am for a transformational morning practice. @anahatayogaco #lunarflow
Next up: Steamboat Movement Fest! ⠀⠀ Join me Saturday 8/17 10:30-11:45 am for LUNAR FLOW: Fluid and dynamic Moon Salutations drenched in Lunar Mythology to savor the nourishing power of the full moon. ⠀⠀ ...and Sunday 11:45-1:15 pm for an encore presentation of WEAPONS & BOONS. Draw from the new Weapons and Boons Wisdom deck, inspired by the mythic images of the Devi Mahatmya, and learn to wield your own superpowers for real-life courage, compassion, and creative clarity. ⠀⠀ More information at Steamboat Movement Fest.com ⠀⠀ Photo: @seanfboggs taken at ARISE FESTIVAL 2019
Yoga has never really been about accomplishment for me. ⠀⠀ 🔺 It’s about showing up fully to the present moment so that I can let go completely into my natural state of grace. 🔻 ⠀⠀ When I surrender my limitations and breathe into creative participation with the dance of life-force energy, I experience yoga. I move with Love. ♾ ⠀⠀ Yoga is a Love Movement. ⠀⠀ ...and 💗 I have a new weekly schedule for yoga asana classes. Let’s move! Find me: Sundays 9-10:15 in Minturn Mondays 5-6:30 in Vail ⠀⠀ More info online at www.rrshakti.love
ARISE. It’s like a training ground for Love Warriors. The reminders are everywhere— You can feel it vibrating your bones as you dance...hear it as soul stories in Wisdom Village...raise it, with your own voice, as you chant...see it reflected back at you in the eyes of strangers passing by: ⠀⠀ YOU ARE LOVE. ⠀⠀ But while we were celebrating life, others were shot down, dying at the hands of one of our children—a soul who has forgotten...or maybe was never shown. ⠀⠀ There has never been a more important time to be what you truly are—LIVE YOUR LOVE. After the festival. Every day. Especially when it’s difficult. ...when you’re triggered, challenged, hurt... ⠀⠀ As you pass by the stranger on the street, let your eyes be a reflection. Let your smile be a reaction. Let your words be a reminder. Let your heart make it known: YOU ARE LOVE. ⠀⠀ Because you never know who needs to be shown. ...even Love Warriors need reminders. ⠀⠀ #youarelove #lovewarriors #arisefestival #livelove ⠀⠀ 📷@seanfboggs
Ok. Time to Listen. The epidemic of pain is bigger than any special interest group. Deeper than race. More pervasive than America. This wound is at the level of soul. It is time to Listen. Pay attention. Soften. Listen. Learn.
I have come to know connection as the ultimate realization of yoga. Connection to the Earth, Connection to our Selves, Connection to each other. ⠀⠀ That is the true reason that I study, practice, and teach: I want to make deeper connections. ⠀⠀ Amy, Keri, and I will be offering a FB LIVE, this Tuesday: ⠀⠀ 🌟7/30 at 6:30 pm🌟 ⠀⠀ to share about the upcoming LIVING IN ALIGNMENT 300-hour Advanced Yoga Education program. ⠀⠀ The questions will be deeper, the answers raw... ⠀⠀ We hope to make a real connection with you. ⠀⠀ www.livinginalignment.yoga ⠀⠀ #livinginalignment #yogastudy #300houryoga
NEXT WEEKEND! Find me enveloped in the ARISE LOVE! 8/3 Saturday 12:15p @ Wisdom Village: WEAPONS & BOONS 8/4 Sunday 9:00a @ Yoga Sanctuary: THE LOVE MOVEMENT (with JAM KEY JAM) 8/4 Sunday 12:45p @ Wisdom Village: SINGING OVER YOUR BONES Find Class descriptions on my calendar @ https://www.rrshakti.com/upcoming-events.html LEARN MORE @ https://arisefestival.com/ #arisefestival
Sometimes we have too many words. Sometimes we just don’t have enough. ⠀⠀ Take, for instance, different perspectives of the same word: “love” and “LOVE.” ⠀⠀ “love” seeks to control something, to sell something, to get something, or to feel something. ⠀⠀ “love” is an outward projection of the inner light, the inner power, the inner divinity...until the identity of “divine light power” is completely wrapt in that material image—that person. that place. that thing. “love” comes and goes, it continually fails. It distinguishes “us” from “them.” ⠀⠀ “love” isn’t bad. It’s just incomplete. It’s misunderstood; mistaken for “LOVE.” ⠀⠀ “LOVE” is without condition...without opposite...without end. “LOVE” is the endless wellspring of “divine light power” that beats your heart, courses through your veins and breathes you into consciousness. It is not something you find outside...in an “other.” Anything that looks like “other” is simply LOVE forgotten. ⠀⠀ “LOVE” reminds you that there is no “other.” LOVE is all there is. ⠀⠀ LOVE is what you are. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #love
Food does not generally inspire me to take its picture... ⠀⠀ (Unless I’m sharing Ayurveda recipes with my Eleven Moons community—that’s different 😘) ⠀⠀ ...but this little number has been inspiring me for days ⠀⠀ + it’s easy ⠀⠀ Colorado peaches Colorado yogurt (I’m sure you can find these things in other states too!) Honey drizzle. Cacao nibs. Cardamom. ⠀⠀ I mean. 😍
“So long as you’re projecting your own inner image, you are entwined in your own narcissism. You are in love with yourself. If you persist in your unconscious projection, that’s just neurotic self-indulgence. There is a terrible danger in falling into sentimentality. But real love actually opens the heart to loving someone totally other than you.” ⠀⠀—Marion Woodman, Conscious Femininity, 99 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 DEEP LOVE for my teachers: ⠀⠀ Marion Woodman Pema Chodron Sreedevi Bringi My sweet Mama Marley ⠀⠀ & Martin Joseph 💗... ... Today and every day. ⠀⠀ #gurupurnima #soulartist #grateful
Dig this image created by @krishnafortoday ⠀⠀ It depicts the moment in the Indian epic, Ramayana, when the bear king, Jambavan, reminds Hanuman of his divine powers. It’s a turning point in the story, from which the monkey-god takes his giant leap to Lanka and becomes the glorious hero. ⠀⠀ Jambavan is not nearly as famous as Hanuman, even though the bear’s friendly counsel was crucial for the story’s victorious end. ⠀⠀ Throughout my life, I’ve had teachers like that. I’m grateful—beyond words—for those who have stood before me like a mirror, reflecting the divine light of infinite Love and reminding me of my inner power. ⠀⠀ Happy Guru Purnima. ⠀⠀ Recognize, honor, and celebrate your teacher(s)—those who remind you of who you really are. ⠀⠀ #gurupurnima #grateful
This child completely annihilates any temptation for regret. ⠀⠀ Every choice I’ve made: big or small, difficult, easy, inspired, or ridiculous... It all led me to be her mama. ⠀⠀ She is the most beautiful proof of the ultimate fulfillment of Love. ⠀⠀ #inthemamahood #lotusheartgirl #littlelotusheart #loveisstrongerthandoubt #loveisstronger #love
My word for this year is CONSOLIDATION. ⠀⠀ I love that it refers both to organization and potency. ⠀⠀ Since I started teaching yoga, 19 years ago (!), I’ve approached the practice as an academic study, an experience of mindfulness, a physical exercise, a tool for self care, a psycho-spiritual science, an alchemical awakening, a treasury of mythic symbol, a participation in the mystery, and a relationship to Infinite Source. ⠀⠀ My journey has led me all over the world, deep into my own heart’s center, and off to pursue a PhD. ⠀⠀ At every turn I have been surrounded by the most devoted mentors from the most profound traditions. ⠀⠀ I am grateful. ⠀⠀ I have learned that teaching yoga isn’t about knowing some wisdom that no one else knows. It is the service of waking and revivifying that wisdom which EVERYONE already knows, deeply, in their heart of hearts. 💗 ⠀⠀ #yogateacher #soulartist #innerpoweryoga #consolidation #yogajourney
That was KT’s response to the question: “What does Inner Power Yoga mean to you?” ⠀⠀ I’m thrilled to announce that I will be teaching YOGA. (Inner Power Yoga) as in ASANA. as in MAT CLASSES again. ...back where it all started 20 years ago, in my adopted hometown of Vail, CO. ⠀⠀ Let’s begin next Monday: July 15!!! Shall we? I hope to see everyone there. 💗 ⠀⠀ Find deets in my Calendar @ www.rrshakti.love
Grace. I welcome you. May my tiger-spirit Love take on a bit more dolphin energy today. I’m ready for a little more fluidity and play... in every way.
At this time of year, the United States of America celebrates its sovereignty as a country independent from other world entities. But how independent are we really? ⠀⠀ The truth of our interdependence has become more and more apparent...and important. We must acknowledge our reliance upon each other for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Countries depend on both global and inter-personal connection for economic stability, ecological hope, and the general maintenance of world peace. ⠀⠀ Humanity is interconnected with Nature. We rely on her resources for our survival. Inversely, the survival of Earth’s resources depends upon the wise choices of humanity. Each person’s identity and experience is deeply intertwined with the people that surround her and the entire world at large. ⠀⠀ This month, in the Eleven Moons Online God/dess Odyssey, we celebrate the moon as a vision of interconnectedness. Lunar forces influence the rhythm of the tides. Similarly, we are intimately affected by the energies around us. Just as we cannot see the moon except for the sun’s light shining upon it, our lives are each a reflection of the one, Infinite Source. ⠀⠀ Every encounter is an opportunity to reflect that divine light to one another, reminding each other of our true nature as Love. We need each “other.” #interdependence #elevenmoons #soulartist
Invoking the spirit animal of Stevie Nicks, showing off our robot dance moves, telling each other our kids' best jokes, and channeling the wisdom of our beloved teachers; Amy Baker, Keri Bergeron and I are having a serious blast preparing for the upcoming 300-hour Advanced Yoga Education offerings at the The Lodge at Vail. www.livinginalignment.yoga ⠀⠀ photos: Joshua Stevenson Flashpoint Photography
July brings the Thunder Moon and, as I write you this note, a precious afternoon shower makes the Vail mountainside glow even more brightly green. ⠀⠀ I breathe deeply and enjoy the rich aromas of earth. What a gift to pause for a moment and appreciate the peace and power of Nature. ⠀⠀ Pause with me this month as we move into the Saraswati Moons of summer. ⠀⠀ I’m not saying: “Stop everything!” But I am suggesting that you do take a moment to evaluate. Is what you are doing actually nourishing you? ⠀⠀ If an activity, event, friend, commitment, work, exercise…etc. is NOT providing you with refreshment or delight in this moment, perhaps you can let it go for a while. It is time to do less. ⠀⠀ Listen more. Learn more. ⠀⠀ RECEIVE MORE. ⠀⠀ This month, the Eleven Moons Online God/dess Odyssey is all about nourishment, as we invoke Saraswati, honor the healing power of water, and establish a sacred home-base. ...so that we may create from a space of clear wisdom. ⠀⠀ #elevenmoons #soulartist #saraswati #newmoon
I surrender. I trust in the fulfillment of Love. & Thank you. 🙏🏼 These are the only prayers that make any sense to me, lately. What’s your prayer?
”We don’t just need a progressive politics or a conservative politics; we need a more deeply human politics. We need a politics of love. Love is the angel of our better nature, just as fear is the demon of the lower self. And it is love, not fear, that has made us great. When politics is used for loveless purposes, love and love alone can override it. It was love that abolished slavery, it was love that gave women suffrage, it was love that established civil rights, and it is love that we need now.” ⠀⠀ - Marianne Williamson A Politics of Love.
The question is: HOW WILL YOU RESPOND? ⠀⠀ When “the other side” attacks your values, your sense of security—in fact the very ground of your stability, how will you respond? ⠀⠀ Will you respond with divisiveness, judgement, and condemnation? Will you perpetuate the anger, the alienation—the hateful words and actions that you claim to oppose? ⠀⠀ Fearful people say fearsome things. Scared people do scary things. ⠀⠀ Anyone can retweet that nasty and divisive post coming down the line. But it takes courage, compassion, and creative clarity to stand strong in Love.